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Neighbors Bear the Cold for some Great Food and Mutual Support!

Posted by noemiecarroll on December 10, 2010

Despite the freezing temperature last night, we had 27 neighbors come out for our Long Branch Neighbors Exchange at the TESS center ( 8513 Piney Branch Rd Silver Spring, MD 20901)!!!

At the Neighbors Exchange, neighbors from Silver Spring, Takoma Park and all over the world came together for dinner, mutual support and getting to know their neighbors.  We also had wonderful resource partners from CASA de Maryland, YMCA, TESS Center, Mary’s center and Park Montgomery offering information about emergency, health, immigration and employment services. And that’s not all!…. We also has all of the members of IMPACT’s Long Branch Neighbor Corps–a diverse group with members from more than 9 different countries, come out for the Neighbors Exchange also! Thank you to all our wonderful neighbors, Long Branch Neighbor Corps and our community resource partners for braving the cold and coming out!

So some of you may be wondering, what in the world is this mutual support you are talking about? Well, it is a wonderful loving and caring community building tool where neighbors get together and share an announcement, offer support or ask for support and the circle of neighbors is there to listen and contribute any ideas they have about what was shared.  Interested in joining us for free hugs, dinner and mutual support? Come to one of our Neighbors Exchanges ( Please note our next meeting will be after the holidays) every other Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m at TESS Center ( 8513 Piney Branch Rd Silver Spring, MD 20901)!!! Free Childcare provided.

Pictures coming soon from our wonderful Neighbors Exchange!!!!

Also a special thanks to Alicia Lopez for cooking our delicious dinner!!!

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